May 2016

15 posts

The month I had dreaded arriving for a while has already passed, in what seems like a blink of an eye. We have spent a lot of time getting used to the new balance we’ve found since I have returned to work. It has made me appreciate the time I have at home even more …
As quickly as May seemed to arrive, it’s already time to say goodbye and into another month. At the beginning of the month I set myself to a challenge; to have a no spend month. This means limiting spending to just the necessities and banning all other spending. I chose to do this as I …
I thought I would do another Life Update post, as I haven’t done one since January, and a lot has changed since then.   The Frugal Baby is (almost) ten months old now, it’s crazy how fast time flies now. He still hasn’t masted the art of crawling yet; he can get onto all fours …
Another Monday! How fast do the weeks seem to fly by? I’ve only got one more week at work until I’m off for a week, which I’m really looking forward to. I was looking at doing some lighter meals as it’s getting warmer, but as the weather has been colder and more rainy the past …
As we’re now two thirds of the way through the No Spend May challenge, I thought I would do another update of our spends and how I’m finding the challenge. I am pleased I decided to do this challenge, as it has refreshed my mind when it comes to finances, and have made me feel a …
It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! I think that the combination of low carb and healthy eating is much better; I love the low carb meals but I was getting fed up of eating the same thing week in week out. I also think that having some simpler meals, things that are easy to …
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you are doing. This week has been quiet for us as we continue to get used to our new routine. It’s still a bit of a shock each morning to be getting up and into work mode, but working three days is definitely a good …
Everyone needs to make money, right? The majority of adults in the UK are employed by someone else, although that number is changing as more and more people take on self employment. However, even though you receive a pay check every month, the actual cost of going to work can be surprisingly high! When you start …
As we’re a third of the way through the No Spend May challenge, I thought I should do an update of our spends and how I’m finding the challenge so far. I am pleased I decided to do this challenge, as it has refreshed my mind when it comes to finances, and have made me …
It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! Our plans have changed slightly again; we’re doing a combination of low carb and healthier eating. We’ve got quite a bit in the cupboards which isn’t low carb but I don’t want it to just sit there so I’m going to do a bit of both so …
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